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Ex-NFL star + snarky single mom = a touchdown of a holiday romance


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The vampires are coming... and this time, the lights won't stop them.


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The owner of a delightful Southern café tastes the sharp sting of suspicion in this delectable comfort food mystery...


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This holiday season, love is on the menu.


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A Spartan heart can conquer anything, even myths, magic, and monsters.


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There’s nothing like a firefighting cowboy to keep you toasty warm this Christmas...


Scott Turow


Scott Turow, is an attorney and an author. Mr. Turow’s first book, One L, about his experience as a first-year student at Harvard Law School, was published in 1977. Ten years later, he achieved a life-long ambition, with the publication of his first novel, Presumed Innocent, followed by The Burden of Proof and Pleading Guilty. His fourth novel, The Laws of Our Fathers, was published in 1996. Personal Injuries was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in October, 1999 and Reversible Errors was published in November 2002 (also by Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Mr. Turow’s books have been translated into more than 25 languages and, in total, have sold approximately twenty- five million copies worldwide. They have won a number of literary awards. His latest book, Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty, was published on October 1, 2003.

Mr. Turow continues to work as an attorney. He is a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, a national law firm with 600 lawyers. Mr. Turow’s practice centers on white collar criminal litigation. Mr. Turow devotes a substantial part of his practice now to pro bono work, including representations in cases involving the death penalty. In one of these matters, Alejandro Hernandez, co-defendant of Rolando Cruz, was exonerated after 11 years in prison.

Scott Turow was born on April 12, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College in 1970. That year, he received an Edith Mirrielees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center, which he attended from 1970-72. From 1972 to 1975, Mr. Turow taught Creative Writing at Stanford, as E.H. Jones Lecturer. In 1975, he entered Harvard Law School, graduating with honors in 1978. From 1978 to 1986, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago. He was one of the prosecutors in the trial of Illinois Attorney General William J. Scott, who was convicted of tax fraud. Mr. Turow was also lead government counsel in a number of the trials connected to Operation Greylord, a federal investigation of corruption in the Illinois judiciary. Mr. Turow has been active in a number of charitable causes, including Literacy Chicago. In 1997-98, he served as president of the Authors Guild, which is the national membership organization for professional writers, and continues to serve on its governing board. He is a Trustee of Amherst College.

Mr. Turow has been appointed to a number of public bodies. He is currently the Chairman of Illinois' Executive Ethics Commission. From 2002-2004, he served as Chair of the Illinois State Appellate Defender’s Commission, which oversees the state agency which represents indigent criminal defendants in their appeals. He served as one of the fourteen members of the Commission appointed in March, 2000, by Illinois Governor George Ryan to consider reform of the capital punishment system; the Commission was appointed after Governor Ryan declared a Moratorium on executions and delivered its report in April 2002. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Turow was a member of the Illinois State Police Merit Board, which determines matters of hiring, promotion and discipline for members of the Illinois State Police. He also has served in 1997 and 1998 on the United States Senate Nominations Commission for the Northern District of Illinois, which recommended appointment of federal judges.

Mr. Turow has been married to Annette Turow, a painter, since 1971. They have three children. The family lives outside Chicago.

 

Series

Books:

Presumed Innocent, June 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Pleading Guilty, June 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Innocent, June 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Testimony, May 2017
Hardcover
Identical, January 2013
Hardcover
Innocent, May 2010
Hardcover
Limitations, November 2006
Paperback
Ordinary Heroes, October 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Ordinary Heroes, November 2005
Hardcover
Ultimate Punishment, August 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Reversible Errors, November 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Personal Injuries, December 2000
Paperback
Burden of Proof, December 2000
Paperback (reprint)
The Laws of Our Fathers, October 1997
Paperback (reprint)
One L, September 1997
Paperback (reprint)
Pleading Guilty, June 1994
Paperback (reprint)
Presumed Innocent, December 1989
Paperback (reprint)

 

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